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Janine Mendes-Franco

I am a media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. I blog at WIM. My Twitter handle is @JanineMFranco.

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Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco

20 February 2015

The Colourful Sights and Sounds of Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival

In this photo post, take a look at all the amazing aspects of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2015 - from traditional characters to the ever-popular "pretty mas'".

11 February 2015

The Caribbean Is Stuck in a ‘Blame the Victim’ Mindset

A couple of recent cases reveal that one of the most disturbing aspects of the region's complicated relationship with sex and gender is alive and well.

4 February 2015

Trinidad & Tobago's ‘Pass-the-Buck’ Politics

Her attorney general faces obstruction-of-justice charges, but the prime minister has laid the blame for her government's woes elsewhere.

14 January 2015

‘So Many Kids Lost in Such a Small Place': St. Vincent Mourns Bus Disaster

A bus plunged off a cliff in northern St. Vincent, leaving at least five young people dead as it crashed onto the rocky coastline.

6 January 2015

Shock Over Former Minister's Death – and How Trinidad & Tobago's Media Reported It

Former Minister of National Security Martin's Joseph's drowning was tragic enough; the insensitivity of the media added insult to injury. Netizens hope for more humane reporting in 2015.

5 January 2015

Jamaica Loses a Visionary With the Passing of Artist Peter Dean Rickards

One Twitter user, mourning the artist's death, remembered him saying, "I just wanna cause enough shit to be a good bar story for a hundred years or so." Mission accomplished.

Corruption, Climate Change and Chik-V Stole Headlines in the Caribbean in 2014

A mass outbreak of the Chikungunya virus and an environmental activist's hunger strike along with several good news stories were the talk of the Caribbean's blogosphere in 2014.

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